Brenda J Hernandez is a freelance photographer based in California. After taking a photography class in high school, she decided to pursue her career as a photographer at the Academy of Art University. Inspired by people, social issues, and the otherworldly, she creates her work using extensive in-camera editing and photo manipulation. Instead of finding photos, she constructs them to tell a specific yet open-ended story. Her goal is to evoke a strong emotional response from her viewers- fear, disgust, curiosity, etc. She plans to pursue her career as a freelancer and hopes to make art for every day people.